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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Oct 17, 2019 3:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

Definitely one of my "desert isle" shows. As well as one of the first stops when somebody invents a time machine. Right up there with 10/10/82 in my book...but completely different.

This show is one of what I used to refer to as a "for Deadheads only" type of show. The average music fan would be scratching their head trying to figure out what the fuck these guys are doing up there making sounds that are just barely music. To me it was one of the most blissful GD shows I attended...maybe even my "downhill from here" moment. Even though I saw, and thoroughly enjoyed, another 100 shows after this one. This one was X factor from the first note to the last, and I'm not a big Terrapin fan. TLMD is forever imprinted in my memory bank, one of those moments when it felt like Jerry was singing just to me.

At that point in time I truly felt that way. I had seen a lot of shows that year, a lot if wierd coincidences were occurring. My life as I now know it started earlier that year thanks to a kick in the ass by the GD...and 1000mcg at the Greek Theater. I was 22 and thought I was worldly wise - that got shot down hard. I'm quite thankful for the reboot, it turned out pretty good. So far.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 18, 2019 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

Cold Rain,

Not sure how much this played into your experience
but I just love that area of the country.
Growing up my family had a summer home up in the Adirondacks
and I used to love leaving the big city behind.
I know the Olympics had already rolled thru Lake Placid but
this area always one of my favorite places.
That little arena was pretty cool as well.
It doesn't hurt that the show is a blast!!!

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Oct 18, 2019 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

I'm an avid backpacker so I've spent a lot of time in the Adirondack back country. I had my bachelor party there. Stage 1 of my honeymoon was to climb Algonquin Peak. Stage 2 was a week in the Olympic Park, stage 3 was 2 weeks in the Sierras where we met John Muir...his spirit anyway...he took our picture. That in itself was a WALSTIB moment. There have been many.

One of my favorite things to do in the back country was also one of my favorite things to do at GD shows. I like to be as far from "civilization" as possible to do it. Nothing between me and God but sky.

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 18, 2019 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

Cold Rain

Wow, very cool indeed.
All 3 photo's capture a lot of beauty and wonder.

Those nets you folks are wearing
would come in handy against the cursed black flies in the Adirondacks
(Nasty biting insects!)

We had a cottage in Saranac- part of the old hotel
Long gone now
In the Attic
I found Newspapers from World War Two
faded and flaking apart
but so intense to read

Take the small boat thru Fish creek
I remember one year all the buoys
had gotten out of place
due to a super harsh winter
so we had to sit up on the deck
and visually make a way thru the channel

'Sitting on top of the World'
reminds me of being on the Lake
with the sun shining
and these endless big puffy clouds
each taking turns briefly hiding sunshine
it is like eternity but it was just a summer afternoon

I used to go for walks in the morning
it would be chilly
even in the summer
and I would put a pebble in a puddle
just to watch the ripples
a Dead Head even then I guess.

Ahh, The Sierra's when I taught school in Cali
Got to go to Yosemite in the summer
then in the winter
then went west to east out thru to Nevada
when the road opened in Mid May
My son and I had this crazy plan
to boogie board a small stream
coldest I have ever been
Colder than Sliding Rock N.C
in the Spring time.

"Rose of Sharon"

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Oct 21, 2019 9:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

The head nets were specifically to fend off the deadly black fly hordes. My wife was referred to as a "studly woman" by some of my male hiking buds since she could out do them on the trail...and she looks like a fashion model.

Plus she was front row center at the 5/5/77 GD show in New Haven, our first date was 5/5/87. Coincidence? Providence? Sheer dumb luck?


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Poster: c-freedom Date: Oct 21, 2019 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

My Grandfather got attacked by the black flies around his eyes and we had to get him over to the hospital in Lake Placid. Pretty scary stuff like some kind of horror movie.

That;s cool because my first show was in 84 and my 1st wifes was in 95 Tampa.

"We can discover the wonders of nature"

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Oct 19, 2019 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 83 Lake Acid

This post by Dave Davis reminded me of the singalongs clapalongs that East Coast show I saw had. Its a part of why I like aud shows.
Though not necessarily here on this Miracle.

Also I wanted to shout out the 70 Dark Star from 10/17 and another LIA post on the show/tape.